At the heart of Family Atlantica are three people from three different continents: London born Jack Yglesias, a veteran of The Heliocentrics and live Quantic bands; his wife Luzmira Zerpa, traditional Venezuelan musician, poet and singer with a magical voice acclaimed by Manu Chao; and half Nigerian-half Ghanaian Kwame ‘Natural Power’ Crentsil, master percussionist and dancer. They lead a multi-national band of London's finest musicians from around the Atlantic region.
Family Atlantica have previously collaborated with the father of Ethiopian jazz, Mulatu Astatke, and Cuban rumba legend Yoruba Andabo. Their intense live show has conquered many festival stages across Europe including Womex, Womad, Paleo, Rio Loco, Art Rock, Babel Med and most recently as the support act for Buena Vista Social Club's final UK tour, including London's Royal Albert Hall.
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Album Review: Family Atlantica – Cosmic Unity [Soundway, 13th May 2016]
Family Atlantica is ‘London’s musical melting pot at it’s very best’ according to reviews from The Guardian. The band, which consists of London-born multi-instrumentalist Jack Yglesias, Venezuelan vocalist Luzmira Zerpa, and half-Nigerian, half-Ghanian percussionist Kwame Crentsil, started out in an abandoned vicarage in Hackney, East London, before winning fans over with…